Guess Randy Newman’s off the Pixar tip for the moment. The legendary songwriter’s latest attempt at riling up the universe with satire, “I’m Dreaming,” is not about a white Christmas. But it does involve the word “white.” Oh, and “president.” ”It’s delicate enough that I’m not going to offend people every which way, but I wanted to get it right as best I could,” Newman tells the Wall Street Journal. He says that it’s not about him (he’s an Obama supporter), but that the song voices what he says is an unspoken sentiment for some Americans. Aware of the firestorm of controversy a song like this is bound to find, Newman is a) offering the song as a free download and b) encouraging people to donate to the United Negro College Fund. Whaddya think?
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